Wildlife and Native Plants in Shenandoah Valley Region

 Federally-Listed Species

   
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Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Show Federally-Listed Species Organizations & Professionals (40)
There are 40 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Federally-Listed Species Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Al Bourgeois
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
David Kocka
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Fred Frenzel
VDGIF Biologist - Edinburg, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Al Bourgeois
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
David Kocka
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Fred Frenzel
VDGIF Biologist - Edinburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Habitat Management

   
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Habitat at Home
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Informative pamphlet instructs on how to improve habitat that will benefit Virginia’s songbirds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife.

 

6 Basic Steps to Conveying a Conservation Easement
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How does one go about donating or selling a conservation easement.? There is no one right way to go about it. However, the following outline shows the most common steps to the process.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Arborist Search

 

Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia for the Benefit of Birds and Other Wildlife
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Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

Managing Pine Stands for Wildlife

 

Creating Herbaceous Woodland Openings to Improve Wildlife Habitat

 

Lightning-Season Burning: Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Conservation buffers: wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

THE BOBWHITE BULLETIN: An Update on the Virginia Quail Recovery Initiative 5th Edition, Fall 2014
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The Bobwhite Bulletin is your annual electronic update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort between several agencies, groups, and individuals to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite quail population of Virginia.

 

Northern Bobwhite Quail Action Plan for Virginia
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Populations of northern bobwhite quail and other bird species with related habitat requirements have experienced severe long-term declines in Virginia over the past 50 years.

 

Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study
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The proposed goals of this pilot study were to: Inventory habitat conditions that exist on reclaimed mine lands in Wise and Dickinson Counties, VA, focusing on habitat features known to be important to quail.

 

Show Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals (48)
There are 48 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Jean Brennan - Coordinator and Science Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
Janice Rowan - Fish Passage Program Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Scott Schwenk - Acting Coordinator & Science Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Virginia
Dave Byrd - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Gloucester, VA
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Will McDearman - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Coordinator - Jackson, MS
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Native Species

   
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NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia for the Benefit of Birds and Other Wildlife
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A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
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Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Lightning-Season Burning: Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Summary
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix O: Reference Maps
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix M: Recommendations for Education and Outreach Actions
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix N: DEQ Impaired Waters Map
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix P: Public Comments
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix J: Research and Monitoring Needs Identified by the Taxonomic Advisory Committes
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix L: Summaries of Community Meetings Facilitated by VCU's Center for Public Policy
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix H: Threats to Virginia's Species of Greatest Conservation Need
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix I: Conservation Actions Identified by the Taxonomic Advisory Committees
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix K: Landcover Classes
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix E: List of Tier I Species and Reviewers
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix F: Complete List of Stress/Source Combinations Identified by the Taxonomic Advisory Committees
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix G: Habitat Grouping Used by TACs in Assessment of Threats, Conservation Actions, and Research/Monitoring Needs
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix B: Species of Greatest Conservation Need With No Known Ecoregional Associations
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix C: Terrestrial Species With No Landcover Associations
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix D: Potential Habitat Mapping for Terrestrial & Aquatic Tier I Species
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 10: Conclusions
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Glossary
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Appendix A: The Species of Greatest Conservation Need
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 8: Virginia's Northern Cumberland Mountains
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 9: Virginia's Southern Cumberland Mountains
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 5: Virginia's Southern Appalachian Piedmont
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 6: Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 7: Virginia's Northern Ridge and Valley
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 2: Methods
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 3: Statewide Overview
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 4: Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Cover
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Cover Pages, Acknowledgements, Foreward, Preface, Executive Summary, & Table of Contents

 

Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005: Chapter 1: Introduction
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Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

THE BOBWHITE BULLETIN: An Update on the Virginia Quail Recovery Initiative 5th Edition, Fall 2014
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The Bobwhite Bulletin is your annual electronic update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort between several agencies, groups, and individuals to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite quail population of Virginia.

 

Northern Bobwhite Quail Action Plan for Virginia
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Populations of northern bobwhite quail and other bird species with related habitat requirements have experienced severe long-term declines in Virginia over the past 50 years.

 

Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study
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The proposed goals of this pilot study were to: Inventory habitat conditions that exist on reclaimed mine lands in Wise and Dickinson Counties, VA, focusing on habitat features known to be important to quail.

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora

Virginia Botanical AssociatesThe Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora is the online successor to the Atlas of the Virginia Flora, which was published in three hard-copy editions between 1977 and 1992. Although it is still a work in progress in many respects, the Digital Atlas contains the most comprehensive information available on the geographic distribution of vascular plants in the Commonwealth. The data provided in the Digital Atlas and its predecessors is based on the iterative evaluation of voucher specimens housed in both Virginia and out-of-state herbaria. Holdings in the herbaria of Virginia Tech (VPI), The College of William & Mary (WILLI), Longwood University (FARM), George Mason University (GMUF), Lynchburg College (LYN), Virginia Military Institute (VMIL), Old Dominion University (ODU), University of Richmond (URV), Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), James Madison University (JMUH), Randolph-Macon College (RMWC), Radford University (RUHV), Bridgewater College (BDWR), and several smaller institutions total about 574,000 specimens. These, plus the very large Virginia holdings of the Smithsonian Institution United States National Herbarium (US), Harvard University’s Gray Herbarium (GH), the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (PH), the New York Botanical Garden (NY), the University of North Carolina (NCU), and West Virginia University (WVA) provide the great majority of the documentation for the county distributions now mapped.

With the publication of the Flora of Virginia in December, 2012, The Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora has become not only an essential phytogeographic companion for users of the manual, but an even more important tool for updating both distributional and taxonomic information. The digital format allows for continual updating of distributional records, as well as numerous issues regarding taxonomy and nomenclature that remain unresolved and subject to change. Both the Flora and The Digital Atlas include numerous subspecific taxa and species splits that were not included in Atlas of the Virginia Flora, 3rd ed. (referred to as Atlas III). While many of these could be mapped with information on hand, many others could not without revisiting the herbarium specimens from which the original records were derived. With Virginia’s herbarium resources being so widely scattered, this endeavor will go on for years. In the meantime, a few maps remain placeholders, while others are only partly populated. New information and taxonomic/nomenclatural changes will be added as they become known.

Virginia Botanical Associates. (2015). Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora (http://www.vaplantatlas.org). c/o Virginia Botanical Associates, Blacksburg. [Accessed: January 7, 2015]

 

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
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In recent years, there has been increased interest in establishing native warm season grasses (NWSG) and forbs as wildlife habitat. Commonly known as prairie or prairie grass, native grasslands and savannas, a forest/grassland complex with less than 50% tree coverage, historically dominated the landscape across much of the United States.

 

Longleaf Pine Regeneration
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Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
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The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
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Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (104)
There are 104 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Al Bourgeois
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
David Kocka
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Fred Frenzel
VDGIF Biologist - Edinburg, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Fisheries Biologists
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Native Plant Society Chapters
Blue Ridge Wildflower Society - Virginia Native Plant Society
Lou Greiner - President - Roanoke, VA
Piedmont Chapter - Virginia Native Plant Society
Sally Anderson - President - The Plains, VA
Shenandoah Chapter - Virginia Native Plant Society
- Port Republic, VA
Upper James River Chapter - Virginia Native Plant Society
Katherine Smith - President - Buena Vista, VA
Virginia Native Plant Society
Nancy Vehrs - President - Boyce, VA
Wild Ones - Blue Ridge Chapter
John Magee - National Board Director - Boyce, VA
Native Species Nurseries
Beech Tree Farm
VA
Blue Ridge Wildflower Society - Virginia Native Plant Society
Lou Greiner - President - Roanoke, VA
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Garden Gate Landscape & Design, LLC
Beth Farmer, Owner - Certified Landscape Designer, Horticulturalist - Montpelier, VA
Hill House Farm & Nursery
Janet Davis - Castleton, VA
Izel Plants
Amanda McLeanVA
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
Meadowview Biological Research Station
- Woodford, VA
PlantNative
Steve Sullivan - Director - Portland, OR
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rock Creek Mulch & Nursery
- Roanoke, VA
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Sandy’s Plants, Inc.
- Mechanicsville, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Southern Branch Nursery
- Chesapeake, VA
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Watermark Woods
- Hamilton, VA
Wild Plant Nursery of Earth Sangha
- Fairfax, VA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
John Vandevender - PMC Manager - Alderson, WV
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Bennett's Creek Nursery
- Suffolk, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May Court House, NJ
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Davids Nursery, LLC
David Tankard - Exmore, VA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Lilley Farms & Nursery, Inc.
- Chesapeake, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Shreckhise Nurseries
Daniel Shreckhise - Grottoes, VA
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species

   
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Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC): Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

 

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

 

Virginia Invasive Species Management Plan 2012
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The purpose of the Virginia Invasive Species Management Plan is to provide a framework for state agency action to minimize economic, environmental, and human harm from invasive species by acting on the seven goals of coordination, prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, research, and education.& ...

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

 

Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

 

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

 

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

What is White Nose Syndrome in Bats and Why Does it Matter?

“White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a devastating disease of hibernating bats that has caused the most precipitous decline of North American wildlife in recorded history. Since it was first discovered in 2006, WNS has infected six species of insect-eating bats in the northeastern and southern U.S., causing declines approaching 100% in some populations; estimated losses have exceeded 5.5 million bats from 2006 to 2012.

The implications for US agriculture and silviculture are potentially severe.

 

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

 

Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

 

Show Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (29)
There are 29 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Jean Brennan - Coordinator and Science Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
Janice Rowan - Fish Passage Program Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Scott Schwenk - Acting Coordinator & Science Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Virginia
Dave Byrd - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Gloucester, VA
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Will McDearman - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Coordinator - Jackson, MS
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Species of Special Concern

   
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NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program. Addendum, The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhite
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While NBCI 2.0 prioritizes where bobwhite restorations should take place, states do not currently have the resources to reach target densities across all the high and medium restoration potential regions of the BRI.

 

State Of The Bobwhite: Grassland Conservation At A Crossroads
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This first annual “State of the Bobwhite” report by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) provides a snapshot of the population, hunting, and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, Colinus virginianus.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Conservation Reserve Program - CP33–Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds - Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 2006–2011 Final Report
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a suite of Farm Bill conservation programs and practices that provide incentives to enhance environmental quality on privately-owned agricultural lands.

 

Bobwhite Quail Biology and Management
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This is a 7-page fact sheet that covers life history, food requirements, habitat and forest management to benefit Bobwhite.

 

Lightning-Season Burning: Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

THE BOBWHITE BULLETIN: An Update on the Virginia Quail Recovery Initiative 5th Edition, Fall 2014
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The Bobwhite Bulletin is your annual electronic update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort between several agencies, groups, and individuals to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite quail population of Virginia.

 

Northern Bobwhite Quail Action Plan for Virginia
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Populations of northern bobwhite quail and other bird species with related habitat requirements have experienced severe long-term declines in Virginia over the past 50 years.

 

Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study
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The proposed goals of this pilot study were to: Inventory habitat conditions that exist on reclaimed mine lands in Wise and Dickinson Counties, VA, focusing on habitat features known to be important to quail.

 

Show Species of Special Concern Organizations & Professionals (57)
There are 57 resources serving Shenandoah Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Species of Special Concern Organizations & Professionals serving Shenandoah Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Al Bourgeois
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
David Kocka
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Fred Frenzel
VDGIF Biologist - Edinburg, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Al Bourgeois
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
David Kocka
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Fred Frenzel
VDGIF Biologist - Edinburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
Mark Renna - President - Wayne, NJ
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
 

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Federally-Listed Species News Items
Where and how the Atlantic Coast Pipeline could affect what's along its route - West Virginia MetroNews
1/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Where and how the Atlantic Coast Pipeline could affect what's along its route    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal examination of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline includes how the project might affect underground terrain, sinkholes, ...

Habitat Management News Items
Refuge drops commercial logging plan for habitat management - WHSV
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Refuge drops commercial logging plan for habitat management    WHSV A wildlife refuge in West Virginia has dropped its plan to commercially log more than 1600 acres (647 hectares) to help achieve its plants and wildlife habitat ...

After-the-fact permit sought for Horn Harbor oyster cages - Gloucester Mathews Gazette Journal
7/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
After-the-fact permit sought for Horn Harbor oyster cages    Gloucester Mathews Gazette Journal John C. Miller III of Susan has applied for an after-the-fact permit from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to retain up to 200 aquaculture floats currently ...

Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
3/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation    West Virginia Public Broadcasting Tom Wrasse is at his hunting shack alone. Light pours into the small room from a window framed by antlers, harvested from the surrounding cen.

Restoring The Great Dismal Swamp Comes After Centuries Of Draining It - NPR
7/3/2017 3:00:00 AM
Restoring The Great Dismal Swamp Comes After Centuries Of Draining It    NPR The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina and Virginia has been dramatically altered over the past few centuries by human ...

Rare bird species settles in Upper St. Clair - The Almanac
6/19/2017 3:00:00 AM
Rare bird species settles in Upper St. Clair    The Almanac Virginia rails most often are described as secretive birds, and for good reason.

KEN PERROTTE: VDGIF considers hunting rule changes | Outdoors - Fredericksburg.com
3/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: VDGIF considers hunting rule changes | Outdoors    Fredericksburg.com PROPOSED CHANGES to Virginia's hunting regulations for 2017-18 were presented by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries staff members at the ...

Great white shark Mary Lee tracked in Chincoteague Bay - UPI.com
5/6/2015 3:00:00 AM
Great white shark Mary Lee tracked in Chincoteague Bay    UPI.com WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The 3,456-pound female great white shark named Mary Lee pinged her trackers Tuesday off the coast of Maryland and Virginia in ...

Test cuts show promise at Elk River WMA - West Virginia MetroNews
5/4/2015 3:00:00 AM
Test cuts show promise at Elk River WMA    West Virginia MetroNews SUTTON, W.Va. — Mark Clarke has been the Wildlife Manager at the Elk River Wildlife Management Area in Braxton County for 26 years. He has watched ...

Helping Cheat Mountain Salamanders in Canaan Valley | Sporting WV - Beckley Register-Herald
2/28/2015 3:00:00 AM
Helping Cheat Mountain Salamanders in Canaan Valley | Sporting WV    Beckley Register-Herald The Cheat Mountain salamander (Plethodon netting), a threatened species that is unique to West Virginia, may have a shot at recovery, thanks to conservation ...

Hunters concerned about high mountain deer - West Virginia MetroNews
12/3/2013 3:00:00 AM
Hunters concerned about high mountain deer    West Virginia MetroNews Low numbers and small body size raise concern among those who who hunt West Virginia's mountain counties.

Native Species News Items
Gerald Almy: Top 10 baits for spring | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com - Northern Virginia Daily
1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Gerald Almy: Top 10 baits for spring | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com    Northern Virginia Daily Sure, you'll probably tie on a lure the next time you go fishing. But don't overlook bait fishing. Done properly, this is a challenging and immensely productive way ...

Asian tick – a tick that clones itself – found in Virginia - WTVR CBS 6 News
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Asian tick – a tick that clones itself – found in Virginia    WTVR CBS 6 News The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern ...

Invasive spotted lanternfly could hide in your Christmas tree - WHSV
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive spotted lanternfly could hide in your Christmas tree    WHSV The spotted lanternfly was first seen in Pennsylvania in 2014, and then in Frederick County, Virginia at the beginning of this year. The invasive insect has about ...

The key to easing land-use disputes? Listening, says Virginia solar developer - Energy News Network
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
The key to easing land-use disputes? Listening, says Virginia solar developer    Energy News Network A Prince William County project offers hope that Virginia solar developers can navigate land-use politics in the region.

Could Miami's Ultra music festival be so loud it's bad for fish? - Bradenton Herald
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Could Miami's Ultra music festival be so loud it's bad for fish?    Bradenton Herald The University of Miami has raised objections to moving the Ultra electronic dance music festival to Virginia Key, where research tanks are, citing potential ...

Native Elk are Back in VA; See Them on the Elk Cam & Weigh in on DGIF's Plan - WVTF
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Native Elk are Back in VA; See Them on the Elk Cam & Weigh in on DGIF's Plan    WVTF The majestic elk once roamed southwestern Virginia. They were a food source for native people and later, European settlers from the piedmont to the.

Photos | Virginia Beach: Dad-volunteer program spreads to thousands of schools - Virginian-Pilot
10/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Photos | Virginia Beach: Dad-volunteer program spreads to thousands of schools    Virginian-Pilot Michael Mihaly is one of the newest dads to join the Watch D.O.G.S. group at Arrowhead Elementary School. Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is in more ...

Fighting Nature With Nature: Scientists Mobilize Biological Control Against Devastating Fall Armyworm - Entomology Today
9/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fighting Nature With Nature: Scientists Mobilize Biological Control Against Devastating Fall Armyworm    Entomology Today Researchers at Virginia Tech's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management are looking to biological control for the fall armyworm, with plans ...

National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants - West Virginia Explorer
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants    West Virginia Explorer This fall, visitors to the historic ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, will encounter more than ghosts. They'll encounter goats. The National Park *Service* at the ...

Goats are Coming to New River Gorge to Help Clear Invasive Plants - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Goats are Coming to New River Gorge to Help Clear Invasive Plants    West Virginia Public Broadcasting Goats are coming to help clear invasive plants from the New River Gorge. Beginning Friday, September 7, visitors to Thurmond will be rewarded with the.

Should longhorn ticks concern us? Not exactly - Martinsville Bulletin
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Should longhorn ticks concern us? Not exactly    Martinsville Bulletin MARTINSVILLE-The longhorned tick has arrived in Virginia, but according to Dr. Kal Ivanov, in spite of sensational headlines, there is no cause for panic.

A Day in the Life of Virginia Working Landscapes - Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Day in the Life of Virginia Working Landscapes    Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Virginia Working Landscape scientists! This update was written by Virginia Working Landscapes intern Kelsey ...

The 'First Africans' Tour In Virginia Is a Reckoning Over Slavery But Doesn't Go Far Enough - Atlanta Black Star
8/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
The 'First Africans' Tour In Virginia Is a Reckoning Over Slavery But Doesn't Go Far Enough    Atlanta Black Star JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619.

Virginia Tech releases guide to help identify dangerous Giant Hogweed plant - WTVR CBS 6 News
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tech releases guide to help identify dangerous Giant Hogweed plant    WTVR CBS 6 News BLACKSBURG, Va. — As the cases of Giant Hogweed discovered in the Commonwealth stack up, researchers at Virginia Tech have released a guide to help ...

Wildlife officials kill alligator found in Southwest Virginia - WDBJ7
7/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife officials kill alligator found in Southwest Virginia    WDBJ7 An investigation into how an American alligator that got loose near Gate City, Virginia and was killed by wildlife officials is ongoing, according to a Virginia ...

Wildlife officials kill alligator found in Gate City; believed to be on the loose for two weeks - WJHL-TV News Channel 11
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife officials kill alligator found in Gate City; believed to be on the loose for two weeks    WJHL-TV News Channel 11 An investigation into how an American alligator that got loose near Gate City, Va., and was killed by wildlife officials is ongoing, according to a Virginia ...

How will climate change impact coastal communities? A study on Virginia's barrier islands - Phys.Org
7/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
How will climate change impact coastal communities? A study on Virginia's barrier islands    Phys.Org Off the seaside of Virginia's Eastern Shore is a chain of uninhabited barrier islands that help protect the mainland coast from storms that—thanks to climate ...

Virginia teen suffers 3rd-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant - WGN-TV
7/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia teen suffers 3rd-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant    WGN-TV RICHMOND, Va. — Doctors have discharged a Virginia teenager who received burns from an invasive Giant Hogweed plant. Alex Childress was working a ...

Small Bee 'Pollen Thieves' Are Not Effective Bumblebee Substitutes, Study Shows - University of Virginia
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Small Bee 'Pollen Thieves' Are Not Effective Bumblebee Substitutes, Study Shows    University of Virginia Bumblebee populations are declining in the United States for a range of reasons – loss of habitat, pesticide use, climate change, competition from non-native ...

Toxic plant found at more sites in Virginia, experts believe it's not spreading widely - WSET
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Toxic plant found at more sites in Virginia, experts believe it's not spreading widely    WSET BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia Tech said there is no evidence that Giant Hogweed is spreading widely despite additional suspected sites in the state.

Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness - ABC News
6/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness    ABC News Scientists and officials on the East Coast are working to locate invasive plants known as giant hogweed that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent ...

Plant that causes blindness, 3rd-degree burns found in Virginia - WGN TV Chicago
6/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Plant that causes blindness, 3rd-degree burns found in Virginia    WGN TV Chicago RICHMOND, Va. — Giant Hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and permanent blindness, has been found in Virginia, according to ...

Dangerous plant that could cause burns, blindness found in Virginia - WWBT NBC12 News
6/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dangerous plant that could cause burns, blindness found in Virginia    WWBT NBC12 News An invasive species of plant that can be incredibly dangerous to humans has been spotted in Virginia.

Sightings of dangerous Giant Hogweed plant reported in Virginia - WTKR News 3
6/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sightings of dangerous Giant Hogweed plant reported in Virginia    WTKR News 3 "Giant hogweed poses a serious human health hazard because it exudes a clear watery sap containing photosensitizing agents. Skin contact with the sap, ...

Longhorned Tick found in West Virginia - Outbreak News Today
5/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Longhorned Tick found in West Virginia    Outbreak News Today In a follow-up to reports of the confirmation of Longhorned ticks recently in New Jersey and Virginia, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) ...

Longhorned tick confirmed in W.Va.'s eastern panhandle - West Virginia Explorer
5/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Longhorned tick confirmed in W.Va.'s eastern panhandle    West Virginia Explorer The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of the Longhorned tick in Hardy County in eastern West Virginia, according to the W.Va.

Presence of longhorned tick confirmed in West Virginia - West Virginia MetroNews
5/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Presence of longhorned tick confirmed in West Virginia    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The presence of the longhorn tick has been confirmed in West Virginia by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory. The tick, which ...

Invasive snakehead fish dumped in Berkeley County stream - West Virginia Explorer
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive snakehead fish dumped in Berkeley County stream    West Virginia Explorer The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources and U.S. Geological Survey have confirmed that a dead northern snakehead fish was illegally dumped into Opequon ...

Call of the Wild: Virginia Living Museum vet cares for a complex collection of creatures - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
4/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Call of the Wild: Virginia Living Museum vet cares for a complex collection of creatures    Williamsburg Yorktown Daily Anything can throw off a wildlife veterinarian's carefully planned day — like, say, a toad with a possible prolapsed cloaca, a critical part of the…

'The Great Blue Heron,' by Sykesville artist Virginia Sperry, unveiled at Piney Run Park - Carroll County Times
4/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
'The Great Blue Heron,' by Sykesville artist Virginia Sperry, unveiled at Piney Run Park    Carroll County Times Delayed for three weeks because of the surprise spring snow, Sykesville artist Virginia Sperry finally got to unveil her welded steel sculpture, “The Great Blue ...

Artist Virginia Sperry to unveil sculpture at Piney Run Park - Carroll County Times
4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Artist Virginia Sperry to unveil sculpture at Piney Run Park    Carroll County Times Sykesville artist Virginia Sperry will unveil her welded steel sculpture “The Great Blue Heron” at Piney Run Park on April 12.

10 WV state parks to host deer hunts this fall - Charleston Gazette-Mail
3/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
10 WV state parks to host deer hunts this fall    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia's state parks have hosted deer hunts before, but not like the ones they're planning to host this fall.

Arizona elk arrive in West Virginia | Williams-Grand Canyon News | Williams-Grand Canyon, AZ - Williams News
3/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arizona elk arrive in West Virginia | Williams-Grand Canyon News | Williams-Grand Canyon, AZ    Williams News For the first time in more than 150 years, elk are leaving their hoofprints on West Virginia soil. On March 3, dozens of elk that were captured and quarantined in ...

Arizona partnership brings elk to West Virginia for the first time in more than 150 years - AZCentral
3/11/2018 4:00:00 AM
Arizona partnership brings elk to West Virginia for the first time in more than 150 years    AZCentral Dozens of Arizona elk are now roaming on West Virginia soil for the first time in more than 150 years as part of a restoration effort between the two states.

Preventing the spread of invasive species - WHSV
3/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Preventing the spread of invasive species    WHSV It's Invasive Species Week, and the Virginia Department of Forestry told us the invasive plants, insects and other animals here in the Valley are a difficult problem ...

West Virginia's elk herd is gaining population - The Parsons Advocate
2/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia's elk herd is gaining population    The Parsons Advocate On December 19, 2016 elk made their return to West Virginia for the first time in over 140 years when 24 elk were released at the newly established Tomblin ...

Spotted lanternfly threatens hardwood, fruit, and nut trees in Virginia - Fairfaxtimes.com
2/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Spotted lanternfly threatens hardwood, fruit, and nut trees in Virginia    Fairfaxtimes.com Up close, the spotted lanternfly looks pretty. Sporting multi-colored wings with rounded tips and a yellow abdomen covered in black bands, the insect vaguely ...

Coyote Carcasses Strung up From Roadside Tree in Virginia - U.S. News & World Report
2/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Coyote Carcasses Strung up From Roadside Tree in Virginia    U.S. News & World Report WEST AUGUSTA, Va. (AP) — Prowling coyotes have long been a routine nuisance in rural Virginia. They've gotten so prevalent that some residents are ...

Arizona elk headed to W. Virginia as East looks to undo native species' regional extinction - AZCentral
1/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arizona elk headed to W. Virginia as East looks to undo native species' regional extinction    AZCentral RAYMOND WILDLIFE AREA — Dozens of Arizona elk will soon roam southern West Virginia's reclaimed coal fields, bugling a call of the wild not heard in the ...

Northern Arizona elk are headed to West Virginia - Arizona Daily Sun
1/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Northern Arizona elk are headed to West Virginia    Arizona Daily Sun The helicopter flew low as it made its way over the rolling grasslands of the Raymond Wildlife Area about 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff.

West Virginia To Receive Another Elk Shipment from Kentucky - WKMS
1/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia To Receive Another Elk Shipment from Kentucky    WKMS West Virginia's fledgling elk herd will get another boost from a recreation area in Kentucky.

More Kentucky Elk Earmarked for W.Va. - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
1/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
More Kentucky Elk Earmarked for W.Va.    West Virginia Public Broadcasting West Virginia's fledgling elk herd will get another boost from a recreation area in Kentucky. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Tomblin Wildlife.

Conservation needs of fish species recently discovered in Southwest Virginia - Science Daily
10/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Conservation needs of fish species recently discovered in Southwest Virginia    Science Daily Currently, the Clinch dace is in the highest tier of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Tiers of Imperilment for all wildlife species found in the ...

With Help From 'Citizen Scientists,' UVA Researchers Count Virginia's Bees - University of Virginia
6/28/2017 3:00:00 AM
With Help From 'Citizen Scientists,' UVA Researchers Count Virginia's Bees    University of Virginia It was like Santa's workshop in February at the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm in Clarke County, where environmental sciences graduate ...

Native plant nursery moves to Floyd - Roanoke Times
4/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Native plant nursery moves to Floyd    Roanoke Times FLOYD — Icy wind cut across the terraces of Wood Thrush Natives plant nursery Friday morning, rustling the marsh marigolds and Virginia bluebells blooming ...

A wildlife rehab center confirms that cats are killers - The Washington Post
10/18/2016 3:00:00 AM
A wildlife rehab center confirms that cats are killers    The Washington Post Cats preyed upon more than 80 native species in 10 years, including ducks and flying squirrels, according to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

New book records Virginia's plants - Washington Post
1/16/2013 3:00:00 AM
New book records Virginia's plants    Washington Post Early on in the project, Lara Call Gastinger would collect plant specimens in the Piedmont of central Virginia. Later when her first son arrived, and then her ...

Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species News Items
Virginia Democrats roll out gun-control proposals, Republicans float bills to loosen some restrictions - Virginia Mercury
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Democrats roll out gun-control proposals, Republicans float bills to loosen some restrictions    Virginia Mercury Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam rolled out a package of seven gun-control measures Friday he said he hoped would find bipartisan support when the General ...

Making nature part of your New Year's resolution - Virginian-Pilot
12/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Making nature part of your New Year's resolution    Virginian-Pilot Am working on my New Year's resolutions and wishes for the flowers and the trees and the birds and the bees. And I realize that what I vow to do and what I ...

Insects invading Virginia and Pennsylvania could be 'most destructive species in 150 years' - Fox News
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Insects invading Virginia and Pennsylvania could be 'most destructive species in 150 years'    Fox News An invasive insect species native to China, India, and Vietnam is posing a problem in at least two states in the northeastern and southeastern part of the country.

National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants - West Virginia Explorer
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants    West Virginia Explorer This fall, visitors to the historic ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, will encounter more than ghosts. They'll encounter goats. The National Park *Service* at the ...

Grow Native - Richmond magazine
9/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Grow Native    Richmond magazine Virginia bluebells are considered among the more secure of Virginia's wildflowers because they reseed freely, according to the Virginia Native Plant Society.

New plant guide can help bring back Outer Banks' natural habitat - Virginian-Pilot
9/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
New plant guide can help bring back Outer Banks' natural habitat    Virginian-Pilot Native plants have evolved with the wildlife and provide the best habitat.

A Day in the Life of Virginia Working Landscapes - Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Day in the Life of Virginia Working Landscapes    Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Virginia Working Landscape scientists! This update was written by Virginia Working Landscapes intern Kelsey ...

Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads - USA TODAY
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads    USA TODAY The Asian or longhorned tick has been found in Arkansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Plant native plants and the insects will come; and we need those bugs - Virginian-Pilot
6/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Plant native plants and the insects will come; and we need those bugs    Virginian-Pilot There was no better way to appreciate the importance of National Pollinator Week than to hear native plant guru and author Doug Tallamy speak last weekend ...

Sightings of dangerous Giant Hogweed plant reported in Virginia - WTKR News 3
6/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sightings of dangerous Giant Hogweed plant reported in Virginia    WTKR News 3 "Giant hogweed poses a serious human health hazard because it exudes a clear watery sap containing photosensitizing agents. Skin contact with the sap, ...

VIMS adds first James-drainage snakehead to Fish Collection - William & Mary News
5/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
VIMS adds first James-drainage snakehead to Fish Collection    William & Mary News A northern snakehead has for the first time been found within the James River drainage in Virginia.

More predatory Snakehead fish found in Chesterfield, Colonial Heights - WTVR CBS 6 News
5/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
More predatory Snakehead fish found in Chesterfield, Colonial Heights    WTVR CBS 6 News COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VADGIF) discovered more predatory northern Snakehead fish over the weekend ...

Exotic fish native to China, Russia found in Virginia reservoir - Fox News
5/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Exotic fish native to China, Russia found in Virginia reservoir    Fox News A Northern Snakehead fish was found in a reservoir in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) confirmed Friday.

Invasive snakehead fish found in Virginia reservoir - WHSV
5/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive snakehead fish found in Virginia reservoir    WHSV Virginia officials are reporting another finding of an invasive northern snakehead fish.

Weed Warriors Train New Troops - WVTF
3/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Weed Warriors Train New Troops    WVTF A central Virginia group is declaring war on weeds this spring. Blue Ridge PRISM will hold two free workshops this week to teach landowners and their.

Preventing the spread of invasive species - WHSV
3/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Preventing the spread of invasive species    WHSV It's Invasive Species Week, and the Virginia Department of Forestry told us the invasive plants, insects and other animals here in the Valley are a difficult problem ...

New invasive species in Va. threatens grape and hops crops - WTOP
2/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
New invasive species in Va. threatens grape and hops crops    WTOP WASHINGTON — A new invasive insect species spotted in Virginia could end up being a real buzzkill for the state's wine and beer industries. The Spotted ...

New invasive insect discovered in Virginia - WTOP
2/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
New invasive insect discovered in Virginia    WTOP RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State agriculture officials say they've discovered a new invasive insect in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and ...

Species of Special Concern News Items
WV's Mount Storm Lake becoming a hotspot for striper fishing - Charleston Gazette-Mail
12/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV's Mount Storm Lake becoming a hotspot for striper fishing    Charleston Gazette-Mail Fishing in West Virginia's Mount Storm Lake just grew a little more interesting.

Invasive spotted lanternfly could hide in your Christmas tree - WHSV
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive spotted lanternfly could hide in your Christmas tree    WHSV The spotted lanternfly was first seen in Pennsylvania in 2014, and then in Frederick County, Virginia at the beginning of this year. The invasive insect has about ...

Amazon’s second home? GeekWire treks from Seattle to Virginia for new insights into HQ2 search - GeekWire
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Amazon’s second home? GeekWire treks from Seattle to Virginia for new insights into HQ2 search    GeekWire Amazon is not commenting publicly on reports that it is in advanced talks with this D.C. suburb but that hasn't stopped investors from betting on its future.

Thanks to $1.5M gift, Virginia Beach schools could add unique environmental studies program - Virginian-Pilot
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Thanks to $1.5M gift, Virginia Beach schools could add unique environmental studies program    Virginian-Pilot Thanks to a $1.5 million gift, the school system could soon start an environmental studies program at one of the world's greenest buildings. The division hopes to ...

State approves final plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction in Virginia - Staunton News Leader
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
State approves final plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction in Virginia    Staunton News Leader The Atlantic Coast Pipeline could begin construction in Virginia after its erosion, sediment and storm water plans were approved by the state.

John McCoy: WV's bag limit for mallards will be cut in half next year - Charleston Gazette-Mail
10/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
John McCoy: WV's bag limit for mallards will be cut in half next year    Charleston Gazette-Mail Note to West Virginia's duck hunters: If you count on mallards to fill your bag limit, enjoy it while it lasts. Next year, you won't be able to.

Should longhorn ticks concern us? Not exactly - Martinsville Bulletin
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Should longhorn ticks concern us? Not exactly    Martinsville Bulletin MARTINSVILLE-The longhorned tick has arrived in Virginia, but according to Dr. Kal Ivanov, in spite of sensational headlines, there is no cause for panic.

DNR Director seeks improved access to public land for hunters - West Virginia MetroNews
8/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
DNR Director seeks improved access to public land for hunters    West Virginia MetroNews LOGAN, W.Va. — The rugged terrain of southern West Virginia can be a double edged sword for hunters. The steep hillsides make for tremendous wildlife ...

Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue - Appalachian Voices
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue    Appalachian Voices Mountain Valley Pipeline construction near Indian Creek in West Virginia. Photo courtesy of Appalachians Against Pipelines. On Aug. 10, the Federal Federal ...

Democrats Are Salivating About Beating Barbara Comstock This Fall. It Might Not Be That Easy. - Washingtonian
7/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Democrats Are Salivating About Beating Barbara Comstock This Fall. It Might Not Be That Easy.    Washingtonian Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has hard-right ties, a President her constituents can't stand—and a record of beating the odds.

All Atwitter About Drones - Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
7/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
All Atwitter About Drones    Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Did you know: grassland birds incubate their nests around 86 degrees Fahrenheit — hot enough for a drone outfitted with a thermal camera to detect. Virginia ...

Whatever happened to Zika? Here's what Virginians should know. - Virginian-Pilot
7/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Whatever happened to Zika? Here's what Virginians should know.    Virginian-Pilot You likely remember the mosquito hysteria from a few years ago: Zika was coming and with a vengeance. In 2015, the virus started proliferating in the Caribbean ...

Toxic hogweed plant found in Virginia, but can it come here? - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
7/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Toxic hogweed plant found in Virginia, but can it come here?    Wilkes Barre Times-Leader A harmless touch can result in severe burns, blisters, scars and even blindness.Able to reach 20 feet in height with broad leaves that shade out the understory &

Dennis Horton was an innovative pioneer for Virginia wine - C-VILLE Weekly
6/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dennis Horton was an innovative pioneer for Virginia wine    C-VILLE Weekly Dennis Horton and his wife, Sharon, with their Viognier vines at the Horton Vineyards property in January 2015. Photo by Erin Scala. Living · Erin Scala. 6/27/18 ...

WVDA Says Exotic Tick Found in West Virginia - WOWK
5/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
WVDA Says Exotic Tick Found in West Virginia    WOWK The West Virginia Department of Agriculture says a new, exotic tick threat has been detected in West Virginia.

Rattlesnake found at popular OBX lighthouse site - Virginian-Pilot
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rattlesnake found at popular OBX lighthouse site    Virginian-Pilot Bodie Island lighthouse is surrounded by forests and marshes and attracts wildlife, including snakes.

Ugly, slimy salamander with gross nicknames on display at N.C. aquarium - Virginian-Pilot
4/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Ugly, slimy salamander with gross nicknames on display at N.C. aquarium    Virginian-Pilot Hellbenders can grow to more than 2 feet long and live for 30 years.

Herd mentality: Arizona sends 60 elk to restore West Virginia population - Cronkite News
3/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Herd mentality: Arizona sends 60 elk to restore West Virginia population    Cronkite News Arizona elk arrived last weekend to West Virginia in an effort to help restore their once extinct elk population.

WV Dept. of Agriculture issues warning about voracious Asian insect - Charleston Gazette-Mail
3/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
WV Dept. of Agriculture issues warning about voracious Asian insect    Charleston Gazette-Mail The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is urging farmers, loggers, hunters and birdwatchers to be on the lookout this spring for a southbound hitchhiking ...

The state of the state emblems: Checking in on a dozen of Virginia's official symbols - Richmond.com
2/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
The state of the state emblems: Checking in on a dozen of Virginia's official symbols    Richmond.com You're probably familiar with the state bird (cardinal) – but less so with the state bat or beverage. Joan Tupponce takes the pulse of a dozen of Virginia's official ...

Spotted lanternfly threatens hardwood, fruit, and nut trees in Virginia - Fairfaxtimes.com
2/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Spotted lanternfly threatens hardwood, fruit, and nut trees in Virginia    Fairfaxtimes.com Up close, the spotted lanternfly looks pretty. Sporting multi-colored wings with rounded tips and a yellow abdomen covered in black bands, the insect vaguely ...

Virginia Tech study searches for candy darter as endangered species status reviewed - Roanoke Times
8/11/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tech study searches for candy darter as endangered species status reviewed    Roanoke Times INTERIOR — Under the rocks of Big Stony Creek a team of Virginia biologists are searching for candy.

Seismic tests as a steppingstone to Virginia offshore drilling raises excitement and concern - Virginian-Pilot
6/25/2017 3:00:00 AM
Seismic tests as a steppingstone to Virginia offshore drilling raises excitement and concern    Virginian-Pilot The Atlantic's seismic countdown began June 6. A NOAA agency will take public comments for 30 days on requests from five companies to “take” marine ...

Snakehead infiltrates Virginia waters and legislation | Headlines - Inside NoVA
2/12/2017 3:00:00 AM
Snakehead infiltrates Virginia waters and legislation | Headlines    Inside NoVA RICHMOND – Lurking in the depths of the Potomac River is a wriggly monster that can grow to four feet long. With its sharp teeth, the snakehead devours other ...

Time will tell if endangered woodpecker relocation efforts pay off in Suffolk - Virginian-Pilot
1/18/2016 3:00:00 AM
Time will tell if endangered woodpecker relocation efforts pay off in Suffolk    Virginian-Pilot Conservationists and biologists captured four pairs of unsuspecting red-cockaded woodpeckers in North and South Carolina and drove them to Suffolk.